Asia Briefing – Vol. 48 No. 02

Asia Briefing – Vol. 48 No. 02

Asia Briefing – Vol. 48 No. 02

KOREA. New cardinal-elect: a descendent of martyrs
INDONESIA. Churches offer refuge to Indonesians fleeing volcano
THAILAND. Thai religious renew vows on Day for Consecrated Life
INDIA. Anti-superstition health drive launched after child dies in India
ISRAEL. Court gives Israel deadline to justify route of barrier near Beit Jalla
BANGLADESH. No wage rise yet for Bangladesh garment workers
PHILIPPINES. Death penalty opponents issue warning in the Philippines
PAKISTAN. Probe into mass graves sought
HONG KONG. HK loses title as Asia’s ‘most fashionable city’ to Shanghai
JAPAN. Imperial palace opens to special tours
NEPAL. Jesuits lauded for their contribution to education
SINGAPORE. Theological institute opens, a ‘milestone’ for the local Church